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(The New York Times)   RIP John Wilpers, the man who captured Tojo in 1945   (nytimes.com) divider line 66
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2013-03-05 01:55:45 PM
He went to University of Toronto?  That explains the man's intelligence!  (Not that I'm biased or anything.)
 
2013-03-05 01:56:04 PM
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RIP man who owned Tonto
 
2013-03-05 01:57:06 PM
Rip Wipers:
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2013-03-05 01:57:46 PM
RIP man who kidnapped Toto
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2013-03-05 01:58:07 PM
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RIP Tojo

 
2013-03-05 01:58:28 PM
he killed fiddy men.
 
2013-03-05 01:58:46 PM
So he never made it to Darwin?
 
2013-03-05 01:59:04 PM
I kinda like that Africa song.
 
2013-03-05 02:00:00 PM
RIP man who still had this poster hanging in his mom's basement

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2013-03-05 02:00:27 PM
I thought it was this guy.....


80.241.247.186
 
2013-03-05 02:03:50 PM
Tojo? Phht. Did they ever do a big-budget Oscar-nominated film about it?
 
2013-03-05 02:04:41 PM
he would have gotten away with it too, if not for that meddling kid
 
2013-03-05 02:09:11 PM
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R.I.P. Private Wilhelm
 
2013-03-05 02:12:17 PM
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RIP guy who discovered jojo the dog faced boy
 
2013-03-05 02:16:05 PM

USCLaw2010: he killed fiddy men.


Came for this.  Thank you.
 
2013-03-05 02:18:58 PM
TFA: "What happened happened. Like any war, it should be regretted."

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2013-03-05 02:23:27 PM
RIP Judge Wapner
 
2013-03-05 02:24:38 PM
From Tojo's Wiki:

Two American war correspondents (Hugh Bailey and Russell Braun) had previously interviewed Tojo and were also present when the attempt was made to serve the arrest summons. It was not until approximately two hours after his suicide attempt that military police and a physician attended to Tojo. Thereafter, when the subsequent arrest was to occur for Admiral Shimada, military police, a physician, and an ambulance were included in that arrest process as they learned from Tojo's suicide attempt. Inside, a doctor named Suzuki had marked Tōjō's chest with charcoal to indicate the location of his heart. When American military police surrounded the house on 8 September 1945, they heard a muffled shot from inside. Major Paul Kraus and a group of military police burst in, followed by George Jones, a reporter for The New York Times. Tōjō had shot himself in the chest with a pistol, but despite shooting directly through the mark, the bullets missed his heart and penetrated his stomach. Now disarmed and with blood gushing out of his chest, Tōjō began to talk, and two Japanese reporters recorded his murmured words: "I am very sorry it is taking me so long to die. The Greater East Asia War was justified and righteous. I am very sorry for the nation and all the races of the Greater Asiatic powers. I wait for the righteous judgment of history. I wished to commit suicide but sometimes that fails."

As someone who owns a Suzuki automobile, I'm not surprised the doctor didn't know where Tojo's farking heart was.
 
2013-03-05 02:39:31 PM
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2013-03-05 02:40:24 PM
 
2013-03-05 02:48:47 PM
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2013-03-05 02:52:23 PM

hardinparamedic: His granddaughter was a real class act, too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuko_Tojo

It's a popular thing in Japan to revise World War II history to make Japan look like the victim. Their shame is not, as the Germans and Europeans bore, the heinous acts they committed  but rather the fact that they lost.


That's interesting.  Some of what she says in that entry is accurate though, a major justification for Japan was to re-seize the natural resources of the Asian and island nations from the European colonialists.  But it was a racially motivated, and definitely done with agression.  What they want everybody to forget is that Japan saw itself as the liberator, and eventual ruler of the other Asian and island nations once the Europeans had been expelled.  They just would have replaced the Dutch and English with Japan.
 
2013-03-05 02:53:14 PM
rufus-t-firefly:  Tōjō had shot himself in the chest with a pistol, but despite shooting directly through the mark, the bullets missed his heart and penetrated his stomach.

Pfft...poor technique. Place muzzle of pistol in your mouth with the barrel aimed upward touching the roof of your mouth. Squeeze trigger. It will not fail, leaving you to face the hangman's noose 3 years later. Farking loser...no wonder Japan lost the war.
 
2013-03-05 02:58:05 PM

Stone Meadow: rufus-t-firefly:  Tōjō had shot himself in the chest with a pistol, but despite shooting directly through the mark, the bullets missed his heart and penetrated his stomach.

Pfft...poor technique. Place muzzle of pistol in your mouth with the barrel aimed upward touching the roof of your mouth. Squeeze trigger. It will not fail, leaving you to face the hangman's noose 3 years later. Farking loser...no wonder Japan lost the war.


Or, if the physician is going to help you with a target then refuse to render aid, just have HIM pull the farking trigger.
 
2013-03-05 03:02:07 PM
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RIP, John Wilpers.
 
2013-03-05 03:04:19 PM
FTFA:  Forcing their way in, they found Tojo lying on a couch, his white shirt stained in blood from a bullet in his chest. The physician standing nearby, intending to help Tojo die, refused Lieutenant Wilpers's order to give Tojo medical help. The officers quickly found another doctor and had Tojo removed to an Army hospital, where he recovered. Later tried for war crimes, Tojo was executed in 1948.

Suicide? Nope, you'll wait until we murder you in 3 years.
 
2013-03-05 03:06:41 PM

rufus-t-firefly: Or, if the physician is going to help you with a target then refuse to render aid, just have HIM pull the farking trigger.


The role of a second in seppuku is to assist only after there has been an attempt an an honorable suicide.  If he acted first, it would be "murder."
 
2013-03-05 03:10:35 PM
Thought it was these guys.
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2013-03-05 03:12:27 PM
I'm sure this guy is a hero for something but being told to arrest someone and then going to their house....  That took a lot of effort.

guy 1: "Where do you think we should start our search?"
guy 2: "Up in the hills, where there are hold outs and shelters!"
guy 3: "Let's try his house first.  We know he is there already."

guy 1 and 2: "darn it"
 
2013-03-05 03:17:33 PM
Tojo went on to become a good wrestler and manager
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2013-03-05 03:21:23 PM
ChipNasa:
I thought it was this guy.....


Bugs bunny nips the nips!
 
2013-03-05 03:22:50 PM
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2013-03-05 03:27:03 PM

Stone Meadow: rufus-t-firefly:  Tōjō had shot himself in the chest with a pistol, but despite shooting directly through the mark, the bullets missed his heart and penetrated his stomach.

Pfft...poor technique. Place muzzle of pistol in your mouth with the barrel aimed upward touching the roof of your mouth. Squeeze trigger. It will not fail, leaving you to face the hangman's noose 3 years later. Farking loser...no wonder Japan lost the war.


Uhm, I've seen that fail. It's not pretty.

Dude walked out of the woods holding the rifle and with his head bent forward to keep his trachea open and free of blood. First and only time I've seen a surgical crich performed in the field.
 
2013-03-05 03:27:29 PM
Oh ho, so the mofo who caught that yoyo Tojo lost his mojo and went the way of the dodo.
 
2013-03-05 03:31:46 PM

Stone Meadow: rufus-t-firefly:  Tōjō had shot himself in the chest with a pistol, but despite shooting directly through the mark, the bullets missed his heart and penetrated his stomach.

Pfft...poor technique. Place muzzle of pistol in your mouth with the barrel aimed upward touching the roof of your mouth..


He's not bluffing!
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2013-03-05 03:36:39 PM
Tojo was a man who knew he was a loner, but he knew it couldn't last.
 
2013-03-05 03:37:12 PM

Stone Meadow: rufus-t-firefly:  Tōjō had shot himself in the chest with a pistol, but despite shooting directly through the mark, the bullets missed his heart and penetrated his stomach.

Pfft...poor technique. Place muzzle of pistol in your mouth with the barrel aimed upward touching the roof of your mouth. Squeeze trigger. It will not fail, leaving you to face the hangman's noose 3 years later. Farking loser...no wonder Japan lost the war.


I've seen it fail twice.

.22LR exited behind the ear.  I don't think he spent more than a few days in the hospital.

.380 went right through the top of his skull.  He lived, but now has a hard time counting to potato.

/EMT
//Never seen a 12-gauge fail to get the job done.
 
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2013-03-05 03:37:59 PM
Forcing their way in, they found Tojo lying on a couch, his white shirt stained in blood from a bullet in his chest. The physician standing nearby, intending to help Tojo die, refused Lieutenant Wilpers's order to give Tojo medical help. The officers quickly found another doctor and had Tojo removed to an Army hospital, where he recovered. Later tried for war crimes, Tojo was executed in 1948.

...good thing they saved him from suicide
 
2013-03-05 03:53:49 PM
RIP Toto Consentwation.

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2013-03-05 04:13:41 PM

lunchinlewis: So he never made it to Darwin?


I see the appropriate Hoodoo Gurus reference has been made.
 
2013-03-05 04:13:45 PM

unchellmatt: RIP Toto Consentwation.

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So much nguen.
 
2013-03-05 04:17:50 PM
RIP Topo

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2013-03-05 04:21:46 PM
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Gotta love the propaganda of the era.
 
2013-03-05 04:24:39 PM

JustGetItRight: //Never seen a 12-gauge fail to get the job done.


eh -- you can screw that up too and take off your jaw. The better option is not killing yourself. He shoulda put on a silly wig and glasses and made for Thailand.

RIP John Waters
 
2013-03-05 04:53:48 PM
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2013-03-05 04:56:06 PM

cleveoh: lunchinlewis: So he never made it to Darwin?

I see the appropriate Hoodoo Gurus reference has been made.


It's kind of funny because I was just listening to that album a couple of weekends ago.  Yes, I said album.
 
2013-03-05 05:43:46 PM
Still no trials for those who dropped the atomic bomb...
 
2013-03-05 06:02:56 PM

mikefinch: JustGetItRight: //Never seen a 12-gauge fail to get the job done.
eh -- you can screw that up too and take off your jaw. The better option is not killing yourself. He shoulda put on a silly wig and glasses and made for Thailand.



Mussolini tried that. His own people executed him.
 
2013-03-05 07:19:05 PM

Pepper Brooks: [dailydiop.files.wordpress.com image 640x480]

Came for this.

/"Hey Addie, Addie. I'm Tojo. Addie, I'm Tojo!"
 
2013-03-05 08:22:36 PM

super_grass: Still no trials for those who dropped the atomic bomb...


It's almost as if the death of over 300,000 American Soldiers, and the destruction of the entire Japanese people were weighed against using a weapon which could shock the Japanese into surrendering.

And it's almost as if Hirohito wasn't taken hostage by factions of the Imperial Army to prevent him from surrendering.

But, it's not like a holocaust/holodomor denialist would be interested in factual and frank discussions of history, would it?
 
2013-03-05 08:33:14 PM

hardinparamedic: super_grass: Still no trials for those who dropped the atomic bomb...

It's almost as if the death of over 300,000 American Soldiers, and the destruction of the entire Japanese people were weighed against using a weapon which could shock the Japanese into surrendering.

And it's almost as if Hirohito wasn't taken hostage by factions of the Imperial Army to prevent him from surrendering.

But, it's not like a holocaust/holodomor denialist would be interested in factual and frank discussions of history, would it?


Thanks for that link. I'd heard of that, but wasn't able to track down the precise name.
 
2013-03-05 09:24:14 PM
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Man, the Greatest Generation™ sure was wasteful and careless.  Good thing the Japanese had such poor aims they couldn't hit their own hearts if they had a charcoal road map.
 
2013-03-05 09:37:34 PM
Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later.  Why?
 
2013-03-05 09:45:21 PM
RIP

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2013-03-05 09:46:41 PM

optional: hardinparamedic: super_grass: Still no trials for those who dropped the atomic bomb...

It's almost as if the death of over 300,000 American Soldiers, and the destruction of the entire Japanese people were weighed against using a weapon which could shock the Japanese into surrendering.

And it's almost as if Hirohito wasn't taken hostage by factions of the Imperial Army to prevent him from surrendering.

But, it's not like a holocaust/holodomor denialist would be interested in factual and frank discussions of history, would it?

Thanks for that link. I'd heard of that, but wasn't able to track down the precise name.


Oh, you're welcome. At least, when I was in middle or high school, they didn't teach that in World History. I learned it later from one of my teachers in college who happened to be obsessed with WWII.
 
2013-03-05 09:57:10 PM
Like any war, it should be regretted."

end of story
 
2013-03-05 09:58:36 PM

hardinparamedic: I learned it later from one of my teachers in college who happened to be obsessed with WWII


I bet she had wonderful wardrobes too.
 
2013-03-05 10:00:39 PM

MikeBoomshadow: Oh ho, so the mofo who caught that yoyo Tojo lost his mojo and went the way of the dodo.


Lost his mojo in the dojo.
 
2013-03-05 10:43:16 PM

ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later.  Why?


Because f*ck him, that's why.  Should have killed him daily for years.
 
2013-03-06 12:18:42 AM

Thorn: RIP

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Dammit. Beat me to it.
 
2013-03-06 12:29:30 AM

ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later.  Why?


Because suicide would have saved face and restored his honor.

Also, its very hard to try someone for war crimes when they're already dead.
 
2013-03-06 12:32:13 AM
RIP Topol

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2013-03-06 01:00:28 AM

ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later. Why?


In this conservative era in America, it is wise to remember when we were a nation of laws.
 
2013-03-06 05:19:21 AM

super_grass: Still no trials for those who dropped the atomic bomb...


......and shortened to war, not to mention ending the mass starvation, rape and murder for those still living under Japanese rule. Yep - works for me.
 
2013-03-06 08:45:24 AM

gibbon1: ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later. Why?

In this conservative era in America, it is wise to remember when we were a nation of laws.


Yeah, back then there's no way our country, led by a liberal democratic president, would have imprisoned tens of thousands of loyal American citizens for no reason other than the fact that they shared a racial heritage with one of our enemies.
 
2013-03-06 08:54:58 AM

silverjets: ben_oakmag: Saved Tojo's life so he could be executed later.  Why?

Because suicide would have saved face and restored his honor.

Also, its very hard to try someone for war crimes when they're already dead.


Also, the Emperor had to be distanced from the other war criminals, so Tojo & others had to testify.
 
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